>tfw published first story in regional short story magazine after years of failure
>tfw mommy now calls me her "little genius"
Who else /succesfulauthor/ here?
>tfw start literary magazine at your community college
>submit own story anonymously
>argue against it feverishly to whole editorial board
>it's admitted regardless
>later visit local bookstore that stocks it
>all copies still there
>open magazine, read story
>paralyzed by shame
>consider buying all copies just to destroy them
>be in group working on book for Scholastic's Kids Are Authors contest
>hory shet we actually won
>book gets published and is in those bookfair flyers
>probs nobody outside of the school district bought it because nobody else cares about the whitewashed tale of how the last farmer in the township's land was seized under eminent domain to build an elementary school
>all of my relatives have my book on their coffee tables to this day
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gj OP, bully-induced suicide is a big deal right now, you hit the sweet spot. remember though that the abuse isn't always physical. dozens of children this year will kill themselves because of cyberbullying.